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Family & Guests

Ticketed Event

All commencement ceremonies will now be ticketed.  Students who have applied for graduation and who will be participating in the commencement ceremony will be given a set number of tickets. The exact number of tickets will be determined and communicated early in the winter quarter along with ticket distribution and guidelines.

Bag and Purse Policy

The Wintrust Arena has a very strict purse and bag policy for all of its events. This policy will apply during our commencement ceremonies. Please familiarize yourself with this policy by clicking here.  Also see the listing of prohibited items.

Photos and Webcast

Personal photos in academic regalia should be taken before exiting the ceremony venue — all graduates are required to return their gowns at this time.

Family and guests unable to attend, may wish to watch a live webcast of the ceremony.

Guests with Disabilities

DePaul University welcomes guests with disabilities. Commencement venues are ADA compliant. Seating options are limited and advanced planning is strongly encouraged.

For the Hearing Impaired
Sign language interpreting (ASL) will be provided at commencement ceremonies.

Wheelchair Seating Availability
Wheelchair seating areas are available at commencement ceremonies, with one companion seat. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that DePaul is not able to provide wheelchairs for guests.

Limited Mobility
Commencement venues are spacious in order to accommodate all guests. Guests should expect to walk distances and stand in lines. It is recommended that guests with limited mobility consider bringing their personal wheelchairs, walkers or canes.